Bourne Town continued their strong start to the UCL Division One season with a 1-0 win over Northampton ON Chenecks
While it is early days there are signs that this Wakes team could kick-on and finish in the top half of the league once again.
Results like this won’t hurt as it has been six years since Bourne last beat ON Chenecks who enjoyed a prolific pre-season but have yet to score in the league.
Joe Moore-Papworth was on target for Bourne as he struck the game’s only goal in the 68th minute at the Abbey Lawn.
It was some goal as well. Moore-Papworth picked the ball up on the edge of the half way line and took off on a stunning solo run which ended with a shot past Lav Janis in the Chenecks net and in off the far post.
The Wakes had to hold on at times as the Robins pushed to get back on terms but they held out, partly thanks to new goal keeper Alex Brown who was signed last week to solved the club’s keeper crisis.
Brown played for Oakham United in the PDFL Premier Division and Huntingdon Town in the UCL Premier Division last season.
Bourne are currently sixth in the league and they face an intriguing match on Wednesday when they meet newly promoted Oakham United, who are fourth, at Sterling Meadows, kick-off 7.45pm.
So far Bourne have conceded no goals this season, with a 3-0 win over Buckingham Town in the opening game but Oakham have not been kept out for at least the last 20 games looking back to last season.
Bourne: Alex Brown, Max Avory, Dan Wilson, Jack Bottreill, Dan Smith, Kev Elger, Ash Firth (Ben Catanach), Joe Moore-Papworth, Cardin Pierre-Liverpool (Andy Moss), Henry Dunn, Tyler Sculthorpe (Craig Rook).
ON Chenecks: Lav Janis, Joe Lewington, Perry Moore (George Clarke), Liam Butcher, Sam Watkins, Jez Hindle, Ben Foster (Simon Underwood), Ashley Ogden, Darren Frost, Ben Lewington (Justin McKane), Adam Spalding.